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Weekly Update November 22-26, 2021

Greetings Holy Rosary Families!

This week we focused on Bullying Prevention and Awareness, and we thank our Safe Schools Team for their informative daily announcements and the guided Peace Walk, with nine reflective stations. We continue to grow our knowledge and experiences as peacekeepers and advocates for a safe school for all.  We have also had great success with our Faithful Fury’s collection of previously-loved clean clothing for the Salvation Army.  These items will be collected until November 30th.  Thank you for your support. In the upcoming weeks we will share our Advent/Christmas initiatives – and we delight in our community support and how blessed we are to celebrate our faith at school.

Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education Update

OAPCE Presents: “Rebuilding our Resiliency as Parents” Webinar

Aligning with our theme,” Rebuilding our Resiliency as Parents”, join us on November 20th, as OAPCE presents two live webinars that will engage parents across the province and seek out good outcomes where problems were to be expected.  Parents can register at – https://www.oapce.org/

Progress Reports – Communication of Learning

Progress Reports will be sent home electronically by the HCDSB on Wednesday, November 24th. Please look for future communication via Board Email with instructions on how to access the Progress Reports.

Parent-Teacher Conference/Interview

A friendly reminder to book your Parent-Teacher Interview before November 21st (10:00pm). A separate email and info sheet were sent home with specific details on how to book a phone/virtual interview.  Due to a recent provincial announcement, in-person interviews cannot be accommodated at this time.  Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 25 or Nov. 26, 2021.  Please note that Friday, November 26 is a PA Day to accommodate interviews – there will be no school for students on Friday.

Pizza Day Reminder

We are looking forward to our first Pizza Day on Tuesday, November 30th. Don’t forget to order through SchoolCash Online before the Monday, November 22nd cut-off.

Student Census 2022 … coming soon!

In February 2022, HCDSB will be collecting identity-based student data through a board-wide Student Census. This census will help our school board better understand and support our students and their experiences in school and will help promote equitable and inclusive learning environments.

NOTE: Parents of students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 will be invited to complete the online survey on behalf of their child. For more information about the Student Census, please visit the HCDSB website: https://hcdsb.info/StudentCensus2022

Catholic School Council Virtual Meeting Rescheduled

Our CSC Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, November 24 (6:30 pm). If you would like to join us please email donaldsons@hcdsb.org or call the school office by Monday afternoon.

Keeping Christ in Christmas Student Contest

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) will once again be running our annual Keeping Christ in Christmas student contest! This year, the contest will be open for entries from Friday, November 5 through Friday, December 3, 2021.
Students are encouraged to submit entries that highlight the theme of the contest, and express in their own creativity how we can all do our part to Keep Christ in Christmas. We welcome entries from HCDSB students of all ages and abilities!
Students may submit entries electronically in the following four (4) categories:

  • Visual artwork (drawing, painting, photography, collage, sculpture, 3D model, etc.)
  • Original song
  • Short video (maximum length is 3 minutes)
  • Short story or poem (up to 250 words)


Submissions Accepted Online ONLYto minimize the distribution of paper and for the health and safety of our students, staff and school communities, we will be accepting submissions ONLINE ONLY this year. Student work can be entered into the contest through an online form available on theofficial contest page

Student submissions will be reviewed separately by division group, as follows:

  • Primary (K-3)
  • Junior (4-6)
  • Intermediate (7-8)
  • Secondary (9-12)


Sixteen (16) student entries will move on to the finals! A prize will be awarded to the top student entry in each of the four division groups.
For more information about the contest and submission requirements, please visit the Board’s website.
Deadline for Entries:
 December 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Human Rights and Equity Advisory Council

Our HCDSB schools are committed to creating safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments that support student achievement and well-being in our Catholic schools. Human Rights and Equity are guiding values that are consistent both with Catholic Social Teaching, reaffirming the dignity of every individual, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Code, which safeguards students and staff from discrimination based on the protected grounds. 

The Board’s Equity and Inclusive Education Steering Committee is in the process of forming a Human Rights and Equity Advisory Council (HREAC) to engage community stakeholders including parents, students and community organizations. 

The purpose of the HREAC is to assist in identifying community needs and to provide advice and guidance on addressing systemic barriers and supporting historically underserved members of the 2SLGBTQ+, racialized and Black communities in the HCDSB. 

Parents/guardians and students in Grades 7-12 interested in serving on the HREAC are invited to submit an application online through the HREAC Membership Application Form

HCDSB Extended French Program

The online registration process for the 2022-2023 school year will take place in December of this year. The online registration portal will be available on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 until Friday, December 17, 2021.
A direct link to online registration will be available on the 
Extended French webpage, and can also be accessed on the homepage of the Board’s website (www.hcdsb.org) during this time period.
About the Random Selection Process:Student enrolment in the Extended French program will be determined through a random selection (lottery) process. Please note that only one (1) registration per child will be accepted and included in the random selection process. All duplicate registrations will be CANCELLED. Visit HCDSB’s website for more information on the Extended French Program.

2021 Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus Turkey Roll and Silent Auction

Ticket sales for our 2021 Virtual Turkey roll are going fast….35% are already sold. Tickets will be available until Monday November 29…so, hurry and get your tickets. Tickets are available by following the link below or you can visit our website where you will find more information about the raffle and watch our promo video. Tickets will also be available for purchase after all weekend masses at Holy Rosary Church (5 PM Saturday, 9 and 11 AM Sunday).

Tickets are $2.50 each and they are being sold in 2 separate batches of 10 tickets each. There will be 60 prizes available if you purchase tickets in both batches. Prizes will include turkeys, hams and other treats. The webcast will take place at 7 PM on Friday December 10, and there will be several door prizes as well. The webcast promises to be another fun event with lots of Christmas excitement.  Order your Turkey Roll Tickets

Thank You and Good Luck!

Knights of Columbus Council 15920

Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair is scheduled for November 15 – 28, 2021.

Between November 15-28 please log in to:

https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5167199 to order your books.

Due to remote learning, the Library has lost many books, so every purchase made will go toward purchasing new books for the Library.

Enjoy the gift of reading! Thank you! Mr. Wilkes

A sincere thank you…

-thank you for not bringing dogs/pets on school property for student safety

-thank you for not parking in the ‘kiss and ride’ area and for providing visibility and access to our students who are navigating the crosswalk.

-thank you reminding students to come to school in uniform with all their belongings each day

-thank you for calling in absences and completing daily student screening

-thank you for being present to your children every day and supporting their wellness and learning

-thank you…thank you…thank you…for being wonderfully you!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend

Blessings,

The Holy Rosary CES Staff

Donaldson, SaraWeekly Update November 22-26, 2021